I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too! Welcome!

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Sweet Chili Chicken Buddha Bowl

The latest trend in healthy eating is Buddha bowls. Well it's been around for a few years, but lately I'm seeing it all over the place.  Simply put it's a bowl full of colourful veggies, fruits, seeds and protein.

2 boneless chicken breasts, cut in strips
1/2 - 3/4 cup sweet chili sauce, store bought or homemade
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp olive oil
salt to taste
brown rice, quinoa or noodles for the base of the bowls
1 - 1  1/2 cups chopped kale
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp olive oil
1 carrot, shredded
1 celery stalk, shredded
1 red pepper, sliced
1 avocado, sliced
1 mango, sliced  
a variety of seeds like sesame, poppy and sunflower

Begin by tossing 2 or 3 tbsps of sweet chili sauce with the chicken and let marinate in the fridge for 2 hours.
If you'd like to try your hand at making sweet chili sauce check out this recipe, it's just like the real thing!


Next squeeze the lemon juice over the chopped kale and massage in along with the olive oil. Set aside.

I used brown rice this time around and I love preparing it! Rinse and drain 1 cup of brown rice, then add 3-4 cups of water and let soak for 4 hours. Drain off any excess water, then season to taste and serve at room temperature or warm in the microwave.

As you can see I used about 3 tbsps of seeds in my buddha bowls, but the quantity and variety is up to you.

So once the chicken has marinated, heat vegetable and olive oil in a large skillet and brown the chicken strips until no pink remains. Salt to taste.

Then start building your buddha bowl your way! 
Place a serving of rice in the bottom of the bowl along with some of the softened kale then add vegetables (and fruit) along with the chicken and more sweet chili sauce on top! Oh and don't forget the seeds!

This makes 3-4 servings.

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